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new years nails: glitter and pink

yeah i know. what else is new? pink and glitter...glitter and pink. i come back to them every time. these nails aren't new or original by any means. i saw the idea on Pinterest here, and wanted them for myself. the black chevron might be my favorite part, and these Salon Perfect polishes are not disappointing :)

aaannnnd in case you wanted to create the same look, i included a Silhouette file for download with this exact chevron pattern, along with the original nail files i shared from this post. happy new year!!

the colors:
• salon perfect: tickled pink (#511)
• salon perfect: silver sparkler (#603)
• pure ice: beware
• new york color: french tip white (#134)
• new york color: extra shiny top coat (#271)

nail art: polkadots + some sparkle

my nails from the weekend. i did them Saturday before heading out to our ward Christmas party (which was a hit by the way-and went SO much better than i could have hoped for!...i was stressing forever about it, because i was in charge of decorating...)! but back to the nails. i wanted polkadots for festive fun, and sparkle for a little bit more glam.

the colors:
• salon perfect: silver sparkler (#603)
• pure ice: beware (i used 2 thin coats of this to cover the bottom of the nail, then put the "silver sparkler" on top because it had the large chunky glitter i liked)
• new york color: french white tip (#134)
• new york color: sidewalkers (#270)
• new york color: extra shiny top coat (#271)

for the dots: i cut off one end of a Q-tip, smoothed it down a little with a nail file, and dipped it into the "sidewalkers" polish.

what's a photoshoot without a cute babe tongue hangin' out right? haha. i finished taking pics of these nails, just in time to have little miss T climbing up on me. she is climbing up to errrrrything and can even stand for a few seconds by herself already! i am NOT ready for this! sheesh girly (she's 8 months-almost 9).

game day style: Denver Broncos

we are nearing the end of football season, and are only a few games away from the playoffs. if you're like me and have a husband who's a football fanatic (yes, he does do fantasy football), then you might not see a lot of your man on Sunday's...or any time there's a game on. OR maybe you are a pretty terrific wife and watch the games with him. to that i say good for you! i'm not gonna lie: i can sit and watch a quarter or two but tend to get bored easily. don't get me wrong! i love sports, and watching them, i just prefer to do it live. you know?

we are Bronco fans (like i'm sure you already know from this post earlier this week), and by "we" i mean my husband of course. i am a fan by marriage-which is cool too-and means i get to hear details and facts about the players, or plays, or coaches, of whatever game is on. i will say that i have always loved Payton Manning because of his ethics and mad quarterback skills. shopping for game day outfits is definitely more my thing any day over football, so of course I would jump at the chance to style an NFL jersey! when I saw the white Manning jersey (found here) i was pretty stoked.

i've never been to a live NFL game (and can only imagine how insanely awesome it would be!) but here are my style pics for if i were to go to a game this winter:

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my favorite pieces? 1. the jersey, because Kevin is always saying i need to get one, and how cute he thinks i'd look in one (awe, who says the romance dies after marriage? hah!). 2. the combat boots, because hello, don't they just look sweet? plus comfy. that's a huge factor. 3. the orange skinny jeans. yeah orange can be a scary color to style, but here i think it works nicely with the white jersey and coat. and 4. the nail polish...which is a given if you know me.

*what NFL fan are you?

*check out how i would do my nails for a Broncos game here!

nail art: let's go Broncos!

when it comes to the NFL i'm a Broncos fan by marriage, which is kind of handy because i happened to grow up in Boise and am also a Boise Broncos fan. win-win right? that's at least what i thought when i was doing these nails! i meant to have these nails done in time for the Sunday game (they won by the way-hurrah!), but of course didn't get to them until now. i actually did these today during naptime, aaaaannnd is it embarrassing to admit i'm excited to show my hubby when he gets home? haha. okay okay you're right. i already texted him a pic. it's the little things people!

colors used:

• new york color: brownstone (#207)
• recollections glitter: pumpkin
• orly: orange punch
• new york color: extra shiny top coat (#271)
• new york color: french white tip (#134)

*what is your fave NFL team?

*click HERE to find out how i started creating my own vinyl nail decals!

*have you finished your Christmas shopping?? i have NOT (and may be freaking out a little!)

freebie: christmas iphone wallpapers

well it's about dang time i gifted you a freebie. i've been wanting to play around in Photoshop to do these...forever now, and i finally made time last night (yay!). today's iphone wallpapers are to get you in the holiday mood, and i hope they do just that. plus make your screen look cute. i specifically designed these 4, for your lock screen, and have some ideas for doing wallpaper on the home screen, BUT i have a really hard time finding a subtle print/design/idea i like. anyways, enjoy and have a great week! i'm off to change diapers, and wrestle a toddler, maybe start potty-training (hah. who am i kidding?), wipe runny noses, and recieve big slobbery kisses.

*for personal use only, thank you!

» if viewing from your phone, simply click the image you want and save it
» if viewing from your desktop, simply click the image, then right click and "save as". then transfer to mobile device. (i have found the fastest/easiest way to do this is through Dropbox)
» TIP: there have been some issues with the sizing of images/wallpapers in iOS-7. to fix it so your wallpapers can be viewed properly, simply go to SETTINGS>GENERAL>ACCESSIBILITY>REDUCE MOTION (turn ON). then you'll be good to go! and here is the article i found out how to do this, if you'd like to read it yourself :)


*want more freebies, like cute wallpaper and printables? then go HERE!

nail art: put a bow on it

 i love bows. i think they are so feminine and pretty. do you remember these cute rings i fell in love with a couple years ago? yes still love them and wear them. cutting these out with my Silhouette was a no-brainer, especially when i grabbed my Salon Perfect glitter polish. glitter and bows for the holiday? yes please!

the colors i used:
• salon perfect: silver sparkler (#603)
• pure ice: beware (i used 2 thin coats of this because it covered better/more fully, and then put one thin coat of the large "silver sparkler" glitter on top)
• new york color: french white tip (#134)
• orly: goth
• new york color: matte me crazy (top coat)

Hello December

i had my hubby make this shelf for me (update: diy tutorial found here!!), and even though he was a little grump about it (i know he secretly loved doing it-he loves building things. hah!), i'm so glad he did because now i have another little spot to decorate!

you might recognize this board from THIS project. yep, i flipped it over, stained the back, and made this with my Silhouette machine. again, i'm happy with how this turned out, because i wanted something big in the main living room, to remind us of the true meaning for the season.

my Christmas decor may have been busted out mid November when we had our first snowfall. don't judge. the fluffy magical stuff just kept falling down all weekend long. i couldn't help myself! now that it's December 1st (meeep!) i figure i can show it off :)

aaaand it's snowing as i type this-such a great way to welcome in my favorite holiday month!

*don't forget about the Cyber Monday Sale going on in my Etsy shop! today only premade templates are 30% off! use code: CYBERSALE30 at checkout!

* visit the shop HERE!

cyber monday sale: 30% OFF ALL PREMADE TEMPLATES!

gogogo! all premade templates in the shop are 30% off! just remember to use code: CYBERSALE30 at checkout! 

go to the shop >>HERE!<<
have fun shopping, and happy Monday! :)